Annual Three Rivers Kiwanis Sebec River Canoe and Kayak Race
June 12, 2013 - TRC - By James Macomber
The Annual Three Rivers Kiwanis Sebec River Canoe and Kayak Race draws racers and their custom boats from near and far. Paddlers compete in 9 racing and recreational classes for canoes and kayaks under the rules of MACKRO (Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization – www.mackro.org).
All paddlers must have personal flotation devices and all kayakers must wear a helmet. Some experience with your boat in rapids is advised, since there are areas of whitewater Class II and as well as flat water stretches.
Registration for the Sebec River Race is from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Sebec Reading Room in Sebec Village near the start of the race. The Sebec Reading Room will be open at 8:00 a.m. for registration, food and drinks as well as a public bathroom.
A race T-shirt and canoe decal comes with the $20.00 per person registration fee and a $15.00 per youth registration for those under 18 (must be registered by an adult). All kayakers must wear an approved helmet. A shuttle service will be available to transport racers back to their cars after the race is over upon request at registration. A free lunch will be provided to all paddlers and their families at the end of the race.
The race has a shot gun start(s) beginning at 10:00 a.m. Awards for first, second, and third-place finishes in each class are given out at the race finish line at the Sebec River Public Landing in Milo.
The Three Rivers Kiwanis encourages the public to come out and support the racers!
For race details and pre-registration, contact the Race Chairman Bobby Ellison at 943-2317 or http://www.facebook.com/ThreeRiversKiwanis.
NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.